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Nanoscience in the Snow – Always a refreshing and inspiring experience

2022 fand die Winterschule der SNI PhD School in Zermatt statt. (Bild: C. Möller, SNI)

In 2022, the Winter School of the SNI PhD School took place in Zermatt. (Image: C. Möller)

Going by the name of “Nanoscience in the Snow,” the SNI Winter School is always a highlight for SNI PhD students. It is an opportunity for them to discuss their wide-ranging dissertation projects in an informal setting and to spend a few hours together in the snow in different regions of the Swiss Alps.

After a forced hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, “Nanoscience in the Snow” was held in Zermatt in January this year. Despite great weather and a breathtaking backdrop, none of the participants struggled to focus on the numerous scientific talks.

“I was really impressed by the quality of all the talks,” says Dr. Andreas Baumgartner, coordinator of the SNI PhD School. “It really pays dividends that we not only provide our doctoral students with scientific training but also offer them courses on public speaking.”

Highlights from Nanoscience in the Snow 2022